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War wives

Reading about Karilyn Bales’ blog (now removed because her husband is Staff Sgt. Robert Bales) brought me back to those horrible days when Chip was in Vietnam. Days of waking up to news of Pleiku, where he was stationed, the … Continue reading

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Ho Chi Minh’s unbirthday

Chip, who is not one for celebrating time or dates or birthdays, told me tonight that today is Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, and that he very clearly remembers what he was doing, 40 years ago on this date. He’d been … Continue reading

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Thank you for your service, and other things

It must be a really busy day in southern Germany. They barely had time to get over November 9, and all of a sudden children are parading with lanterns for St. Martin’s Day while the grownups, at elften elften elf … Continue reading

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Moon wake

Ever since we all got up in what felt like the middle of the night to watch it (though I see now it was only 11 pm!), Chip’s father always basked in the reflected glory of the moon landing, because … Continue reading

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Decoration/Memorial/Towel Day/

It used to be Decoration Day, and it used to be on May 30, but thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act we now get a three-day weekend to start the summer and, (in that straw-man phrase that I blamed … Continue reading

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